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Global Health Informatics Education : Studies in Health Technology and Informatics - E.J.S. Hovenga

Global Health Informatics Education

Studies in Health Technology and Informatics

By: E.J.S. Hovenga (Editor), J. Mantas (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st August 2004
ISBN: 9781586034542
Number Of Pages: 292

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Throughout the world, healthcare professionals often lack knowledge of the possibilities and limitations of systematically processing data, information and knowledge and of the resulting impact on quality decision-making. They are often asked to use information technologies of which they have limited appreciation, in order to enhance their practices through better use of information resources. However, for systematically processing data, information and knowledge in medicine and in healthcare, healthcare professionals who are well-trained in medical informatics or health informatics are needed. It will only be through improved education of healthcare professionals and through an increase in the number of well-trained workers in health and medical informatics that this lack of knowledge and associated skills can begin to be reversed. Although we can recognize further progress in educating health and a considerable number of educational programs for health informatics / medical informatics specialists have been set up, there is still a need to enhance these educational activities world wide, considering global developments as well as new curricular concepts and technological opportunities. IMIA and in particular its working group on health and medical informatics education is the leading international society stimulating such educational activities in various ways. This book will especially be helpful for educators in the field of health / medical informatics.

Virtual university governancep. 3
Comparative educational systemsp. 8
Academic standards, credit transfers and associated issuesp. 18
Student and teacher exchanges - criteria for accessp. 28
Gaining support from health disciplines and other stakeholdersp. 36
A health informatics educational frameworkp. 55
Curricula in medical informaticsp. 63
Competencies and credentialing : nursing informaticsp. 75
Health informatics needs regulation and registration to add value recognitionp. 90
Educational standards - terminologies usedp. 95
Future trends in health informaticsp. 114
Current and future trends in teaching and learningp. 131
Cognitive theories and the design of e-learning environmentsp. 143
Self directed and lifelong learningp. 152
Managing large online classes across multiple locationsp. 167
Evolutionary epistemology and dynamical virtual learning networksp. 182
The role of evaluation in Web-based educationp. 203
Student support infrastructurep. 213
International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) Working Group on Health and Medical Informatics Education WG1p. 224
Recommendations of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) on education in health and medical informaticsp. 226
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ISBN: 9781586034542
ISBN-10: 1586034545
Series: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 1st August 2004
Publisher: IOS Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.59